Ordnance Survey - English
Ordnance Survey underpins UK driverless car testing
Ordnance Survey (OS) is one of 11 partners in OmniCAV, a £3.9m project to develop a world-first Artificial Intelligence-based simulation model for testing autonomous car safety.
The simulation environment will feature a 32km circuit of Oxfordshire roads, covering rural, urban, main roads and intersections. The simulation will be used to create and run different scenarios for the safe testing of CAVs, and will support certification bodies, insurers and manufacturers.
OS will lead the capture, processing and serving of geospatial high-resolution mapping data. This will include 3D geometry and information about the roadside assets and their characteristics, so that data standards and requirements can be developed for the real-world deployment and operation of CAVs.
OS used similar techniques in projects such as CityVerve, the UK’s IoT demonstrator, and in Bournemouth as a test case to produce a 5G planning and rollout tool. OS will also draw on the experience of its Atlas and E-CAVE initiatives that are helping the government shape a national infrastructure capable of supporting a nationwide network of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).
Miranda Sharp, Head of Innovation at Ordnance Survey, said: “OmniCAV is one of a number of UK government-sponsored projects that supports the position of the UK as the best place in the world for autonomous vehicle testing. Building on the unique strengths of OS capability and data, the aim for OmniCAV is to help accelerate the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles on UK roads by permitting testing in linked versions of the real-world environment and a digital one. To achieve the CAV ambition, geospatial data is key. Not just to the creation of a realistic simulation environment to test in, but also to the eventual deployment of a new infrastructure to enable improved connectivity and mobility. It’s an exciting time for technology and innovation and we’re looking forward to working with our partners and helping make the UK a world leader in this area.”
The OmniCAV project is part of a wider £12.1 million UK government funding package to support the development and nation-wide deployment of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).
Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes, CEO of project lead Latent Logic said “OmniCAV’s vision is “CAVs for All”: bringing safer, smarter, self-driving mobility for urban and rural areas. But first we need to know that driverless cars really can handle our challenging road conditions, on country lanes as much as crowded city streets. Virtual reality “driving tests” are the only way of doing this, which is why we’ve brought together these 11 leading organisations to build a world-first, A.I.-based simulation of real Oxfordshire roads to securely and reliably test autonomous car safety.”
For more information:
Contact: Keegan Wilson, Senior Press Officer | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (+44) 02380 055332
Latest News from
Ordnance Survey - English
Ordnance Survey Customer Statement – COVID-1919/03/2020 15:15:15
In these very challenging times, our thoughts are with every one of you who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenging circumstances it is creating.
New OS road maps reflect 9.2% growth of road areas in Great Britain03/03/2020 12:15:00
Ordnance Survey (OS) has published eight road maps to keep pace with the growth of roads in Great Britain.
Capturing the changing face of Great Britain17/02/2020 10:15:00
The National Geographic Database of Great Britain, maintained by Ordnance Survey (OS), is one of the largest of its kind in the world and during the past decade, it has grown to contain more than 500 million unique geographic features. Since January 2010, OS has made 360 million updates to the database. Arguably, no one knows Great Britain better than OS.
Ordnance Survey asks Southampton charities to apply to be its next corporate partner for 2020-202220/01/2020 09:25:00
This year, Ordnance Survey (OS) is selecting its corporate charity slightly differently. As well as asking employees to nominate local charities, it is inviting charities to apply themselves.
Tech start-ups to benefit from government funded initiative15/01/2020 12:15:00
Start-ups can now apply to the Geovation Accelerator Programmes and put themselves in line to receive specialist support, business mentorship, office space, funding and access to high quality government data.
Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Could you be a future OS GetOutside champion?02/12/2019 12:15:00
If you think you can help to inspire the country to spend more time active outside – this is your chance.
Geovation welcomes first Scottish start-ups to its Accelerator Programme22/10/2019 15:15:15
As Geovation marks its tenth anniversary, Ordnance Survey (OS) and Registers of Scotland (RoS) are delighted to announce the first group of companies participating in the inaugural Geovation Scotland Accelerator Programme, which launches October 22 and continues through to April 2020.
Join Ordnance Survey this Christmas for cryptic tour of Great Britain18/10/2019 08:20:00
October 17 saw The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain, the follow up to last year’s best-selling The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book, hit the bookshelves.